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christmas divinity

(1 rating)
Recipe by
donna clark
salt lake city, UT

I love the holidays and this candy has been a family favoret for years, I did change the recipe a bit for a more christmas look, and taste.

(1 rating)
yield 3 doz.
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For christmas divinity

  • 16
    hard candy peperment candy
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 2/3 c
    light corn syrup
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/3 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3
    egg whites
  • red food coloring ( optional )

How To Make christmas divinity

  • 1
    place the hard peperment candy in a food prosser and crush, and set aside.
  • 2
    combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt into a sauce pan, heat stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
  • 3
    whip down sugar crystols from side of pan as necessary with a pastry brush dipped in water.
  • 4
    without stirring, boil syrup mixture until it reaches 265 degrees on a candy thermomether ( hard ball stage )
  • 5
    gradually beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then gradually beat hot syurp into egg whites, add vanilla , tent with food coloring if desired. continue beating until candy hold it's shape and add crushed peperments.
  • 6
    drop by tablespoon onto wax paper , when firm store in air thght container.
  • 7
    NOTE: for white didinity do not add food coloring. in place of peperment candy , you can add chopped muts, or candy cherries.
  • 8
    TIP: have everything ready before you start as once the candy reaches 260 on the candy thermometer it will immediatley begine to harden.